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27 April 1917: Pte James Wormwell

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James¬†was employed as a weaver at J J Duckworth & Co before joining the army in August 1914. At the 1901 Census he was living with his grandparents at 126 Vicarage Rd, Thornton and his aunt and uncle and six cousins. His uncle was a builder/contractor, while his cousins from age 13 upwards worked in either the cotton mill or quarry.¬† At the…


'A Yorkshire brigade at Cambrai' by Fraser Skirrow

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Caption: Tanks arriving by rail. Relying on new research, Fraser explores how tanks and infantry cooperated and were coordinated in this groundbreaking all arms offensive. About the Talk: In the early hours of 20 Nov 1917 the infantry battalions of 185 Brigade had their first chance at large scale all arms warfare. There has been much discussion a…